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10-15-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By TenGrainBread

There's a guy in my town who rides around an old...

There's a guy in my town who rides around an old green steel Moots Mountaineer. Other than that one I don't see them often. I'm sure 95% of them are in Colorado.
10-15-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
Posted By TenGrainBread

And brazing is done for the front rack. Next is...

And brazing is done for the front rack. Next is clean-up, finish the rear, and ship it.

The low-riders attach to the front of the top rack via a braze-on, which can also be used to mount a light...
10-14-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,479
Posted By TenGrainBread

Went through this with some Honjos the other...

Went through this with some Honjos the other night. Fendering ain't easy.
10-07-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yep, same guy. Fisher did most of the bike...

Yep, same guy. Fisher did most of the bike reviewing for the magazine during this time period. In 1980, the company that Fisher and Charlie Kelly founded (MountainBikes) would have been about a year...
09-30-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nonsense. The blue department store bike on the...

Nonsense. The blue department store bike on the left is definitely vintage.
09-29-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By TenGrainBread

What is the width of the rear hub, from locknut...

What is the width of the rear hub, from locknut to locknut? Look up "over-locknut-dimension" to see what I mean. It's possible the person who made it a single speed put a track wheel on the back with...
09-26-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By TenGrainBread

"Double-butted" doesn't tell you anything about...

"Double-butted" doesn't tell you anything about seat post size because it doesn't tell you anything about tube wall thickness - just that it is thicker at the ends. One butted tubeset could be...
09-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
Posted By TenGrainBread

I decided to put a mount for a rear light on the...

I decided to put a mount for a rear light on the bottom corner of the rack. I have some nice M6 threaded stainless spacers. Put a radius into one of them with a rat tail to fit against the rack...
09-15-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
Posted By TenGrainBread

Rack build for Routens

merziac suggested I make a thread about building the front and rear racks for a JP Routens frame. I am moving the frame on to a new forum member but wanted to build the racks before shipping it off....
09-15-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sold to Toni! I'll build the racks and ship it...

Sold to Toni! I'll build the racks and ship it out.
09-14-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,054
Posted By TenGrainBread

"Butted 531" came in a variety of gauges and...

"Butted 531" came in a variety of gauges and butts. That could be part of it.

I suspect the lugset, especially the bottom bracket shell, also has an effect.

Not too mention how stiff the cranks...
09-14-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yes, the Singer shop contracted with CNC during...

Yes, the Singer shop contracted with CNC during the bike boom during the early 70s to make very nice stock bikes that would be sold for less than a full-custom Singer, to satisfy demand. They are...
09-14-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By TenGrainBread

merziac has made a convincing argument for me to...

merziac has made a convincing argument for me to build the custom racks for this bike I was planning to. This bike does deserve them. I will do it for the cost of materials for whomever buys the...
09-13-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By TenGrainBread

Looking great. I just got a 60s Nitto stem that...

Looking great. I just got a 60s Nitto stem that looked like a copy of something I had seen before but I couldn't put my finger on it. It looks like a copy of that Ambrosio stem.
...
09-13-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By TenGrainBread

I would say...spectacular job with the paint...

I would say...spectacular job with the paint touch up, polishing, and decals. It looks like a whole new bike!

Getting a fully-built, good-condition 70s Paramount for under $1000 is something to...
09-12-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By TenGrainBread

If they sold these in French threading that would...

If they sold these in French threading that would be a game-changer.
09-12-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By TenGrainBread

Did you blend it with the crank arm?

Did you blend it with the crank arm?
09-11-19, 05:20 PM
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Views: 2,802,015
Posted By TenGrainBread

That's normal for DH groupsets noawadays. The...

That's normal for DH groupsets noawadays. The extra durability of a 7 speed system is desired over a full range of climbing gears.
09-11-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By TenGrainBread

For those saying it might be an '86, it is most...

For those saying it might be an '86, it is most likely not. In 1986, the High Sierra frame was TIG-welded. Only the Cimarron that year featured fillet-brazing. Also, this bike is finished in black...
09-11-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By TenGrainBread

This model is almost certainly made by Giant in...

This model is almost certainly made by Giant in Taiwan. But there's always exceptions. If the OP picks up the bike he can confirm the manufacturer using the serial number on the bottom bracket and...
09-11-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By TenGrainBread

Just some info about the bike for your knowledge,...

Just some info about the bike for your knowledge, if you do end up picking it up:


From the pictures, the wheels look pretty new. I don't see much in the way of brake track wear and the rims...
09-11-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By TenGrainBread

Oh yes, sorry I was going to comment on size but...

Oh yes, sorry I was going to comment on size but forgot. It does look like one of the smaller sizes. I think the smallest sizes these came in were 18" and 20". I would guess this one is one of those...
09-11-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By TenGrainBread

That's an interesting one. U-brakes front and...

That's an interesting one. U-brakes front and rear but not on the chainstays (they look like Deore or perhaps Dia Compe brakes). Fillet-brazed headtube but TIG-welded rear end. Lugged unicrown fork....
09-09-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,983
Posted By TenGrainBread

cudak888 Do you actually have one of those...

cudak888 Do you actually have one of those Shimano 600 3 pin cranks? I've been keeping an eye out for them lately and haven't seen them pop up anywhere.

If you need new chainrings, the ebay.fr...
09-08-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By TenGrainBread

Simplex controls. I polished up the 26.6 JPR...

Simplex controls.

I polished up the 26.6 JPR seatpost. It's a one bolt post unlike the more iconic 2 bolt JPR posts. Unfortunately it's going to be slightly too short for me so I will sell it.
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09-08-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By TenGrainBread

Some work tonight on components. ...

Some work tonight on components.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20190907_183338_eb10414789368f849860847ba30cd009cc242448.jpg...
09-06-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By TenGrainBread

Let me add to the discussion of the homemade...

Let me add to the discussion of the homemade washer above - from a fabrication perspective it would seem easier to me to start with a flat strip of metal rather than a washer. This strip will be...
09-06-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By TenGrainBread

I think Metacortex was referring to this blog...

I think Metacortex was referring to this blog post: https://16incheswestofpeoria.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/bendable-blue-the-schwinn-sports-tourer/

You can see in the comments at the bottom he...
09-06-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By TenGrainBread

See this post by Metacortex: ...

See this post by Metacortex:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/816145-71-schwinn-super-sport-build.html#post14191488

You need a tabbed washer that provides the stop in the Campy...
09-06-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By TenGrainBread

gaucho777 Yes it came with the rear GT caliper....

gaucho777 Yes it came with the rear GT caliper. It was fully built as received but I'll be changing the cockpit.

Drillium Dude I'll be building the racks myself from stainless tubing. I'm a...
09-05-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yup, exactly.

Yup, exactly.
09-05-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By TenGrainBread

Got a (JP) Routens

I received this fillet-brazed Jean Paul Routens a couple days ago and spent some time tonight disassembling and cleaning the frame.

It definitely looks like an early or mid 1980s model, so built...
09-04-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 870
Posted By TenGrainBread

One thing is make sure there is actually chrome...

One thing is make sure there is actually chrome under there. I am not very knowledgeable about which Paramount models received chrome features when, but I do know that during the 70s you could get a...
09-03-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By TenGrainBread

By "3 arm" he means there are three points where...

By "3 arm" he means there are three points where the chainring bolts to the spider. Not that there are 3 crank arms.
08-31-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nevermind about the Dia Compe brake reference....

Nevermind about the Dia Compe brake reference. Those are Marin Lite brakes, made by Tektro.

Can you take some close-ups of the cranks, including the back of the arms? Trying to figure out of there...
08-28-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By TenGrainBread

I saw this on Google News. Fantastic rider and...

I saw this on Google News. Fantastic rider and bike.
08-26-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By TenGrainBread

With a 6 speed hub your current rear dropout...

With a 6 speed hub your current rear dropout spacing is probably 124-128mm wide, which means it can be cold spread to 130mm for a 10 or 11 speed hub. If you are mechanically inclined you can do this...
08-26-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By TenGrainBread

It looks like an early 90s Stumpjumper S-Works....

It looks like an early 90s Stumpjumper S-Works. It's not rare, but it is a nice mountain bike.

If you do get it, remove that rack post-haste. Notice how they used P clamps because there are no...
08-25-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By TenGrainBread

They are both pretty nice but the clear negative...

They are both pretty nice but the clear negative is they are a knock-off of the real thing (TA Pro 5 Vis, Stronglight 49D) for twice the price of the real thing. I think the only real functional...
08-23-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 901
Posted By TenGrainBread

Wrong forum iab 😂

Wrong forum iab 😂
08-19-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,241
Posted By TenGrainBread

Has anybody confirmed that this is actually true?...

Has anybody confirmed that this is actually true? The reason why I question this line of reasoning is that, as far as I can see, modern frames with sloping top tubes are offered in the same range of...
08-18-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By TenGrainBread

Very cool. One of those nail-biting moments where...

Very cool. One of those nail-biting moments where you question if it's worth it while doing it.
08-16-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 2,019,174
Posted By TenGrainBread

That's a threadless steerer on that Surly fork.

That's a threadless steerer on that Surly fork.
08-07-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By TenGrainBread

Clean. What rims are those? The red ano is very...

Clean. What rims are those? The red ano is very 90s in a good way.
08-06-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,546
Posted By TenGrainBread

Definitely a steel frame :thumb: Nervar Star...

Definitely a steel frame :thumb:

Nervar Star cranks. Specced on Raleighs when Stronglight couldn't supply enough cranks during the 70s Boom (just like with Schwinn and others).

I would expect...
08-06-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,162
Posted By TenGrainBread

LHT is a nice touring bike but spending $1300 on...

LHT is a nice touring bike but spending $1300 on a new touring bike when there is an abundance of cheap and capable vintage tourers and mountain bikes around is beyond me.
08-05-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,162
Posted By TenGrainBread

If you really must put on a carbon fork, the best...

If you really must put on a carbon fork, the best option would be a Wound Up composite fork. They will do a steel threaded 1-inch steerer for you so you can use your original headset if desired.
...
08-04-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By TenGrainBread

FWIW the claimed ability of a rigid seatpost to...

FWIW the claimed ability of a rigid seatpost to meaningfully "absorb shocks" is probably nonsense. It's a very small and rigid component, no matter the material. Nobody has ever done any scientific...
08-02-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,776
Posted By TenGrainBread

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
08-02-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,776
Posted By TenGrainBread

Oh my. :foo:

Oh my. :foo:
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